Hello, and welcome from the Ocean Society of Berkeley!
We’re a club on the U.C. Berkeley campus that tries to bring the ocean a little bit closer to students. We meet once a week to discuss ocean-related topics, whether they’re events or something as simple as what classes to take next semester. We go on a lot of trips, generously funded by the Ramsden fund within the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, and have traveled to locations like Point Lobos, the Seymour Marine Center in Santa Cruz, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, and lots of local beaches. We also engage in activism, by working closely with sustainability initiatives at Cal and by working in primary schools nearby with the Bay Area Science in Schools (BASIS) program. If any of those sound like something you’d be interested in, join us at any one of our weekly meetings and we’d love to get to know you.
During our virtual semester, members bond over zoom in small groups, play ocean themed games, and learn about weekly ocean news. There are virtual movie nights 1-2 times a month and members can teach conservation lessons over zoom to second grade students. If you are interested in the ocean, conservation, or finding a lovely group of ocean lovers on campus, we would love to meet you at our virtual meetings!
Meetings during Spring 2021: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry